Design of the Week: Containing Air

This week’s selection is the delicate “Containing Air 101g12” sculpture by Robert Krawczyk. 

Krawczyk uses mathematical models to generate the shapes used in his “Containing Air” series. Of the several models available, we prefer “101g12”, but you may prefer one of the other models. 

All of them could be described as “light” or “airy” due to their see-through delicate structures. We can understand why he calls them “Contained Air”. Krawczyk says: 

This series investigates a simple form based on approximately one-half of a Lemniscate of Bernoulli curve, developed about 1694. A lemniscus is Latin for "a pendant ribbon", it is very similar to a common eight curve, except the loops are more elliptical. What is interesting is what forms emerge when a 2D curve is used as a 3D path for some shape as a section, such as a circle, an ellipse, a square, a rectangle, or a triangle. Further, what happens when that section is modified from one shape orientation or size to another shape orientation and size, as it progresses for start to finish along the curve.

It’s possible to purchase a print of any of the series at Krawczyk’s Shapeways or Sculpteo shops. 

Via Shapeways, Sculpteo and BitArtWorks

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Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has been writing Fabbaloo posts since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!